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Harris Teeter has teamed with Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher and his The London's Bridge Foundation to help 25 students at MacFarland Middle School in Washington learn about healthy food choices and balanced meals. The Southeast regional grocery chain is funding a trip to one of its supermarkets, during which the students will apply the lessons learned off the field.
Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods will also be on site during the Oct. 11 tour at the Harris Teeter store on Kalorama Road in Washington to teach students understand how to make nutritious choices using the new MyPlate icon. The event is part of a larger campaign to teach the students about healthy living, and is the last stop on a field trip that also included a visit with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).
Both Harris Teeter and Kraft are members of “Together Counts,” the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation’s national program promoting active and healthy living and encouraging energy balance – balancing calories consumed with calories burned.
Matthews, N.C.-based Harris Teeter, which employs more than 23,000 associates and has 205 stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia, also operates the “yourwellness” in-store program, while Kraft offers healthy-living recipes.